Definitions for cleverˈklɛv ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
clev•erˈklɛv ər(adj.)-er•er, -er•est.
mentally bright; having sharp or quick intelligence; able.
superficially skillful or witty; facile:
a clever remark.
showing inventiveness or originality; ingenious:
a clever idea.
dexterous or nimble.
Dial. suitable; satisfactory. good-natured. handsome.
Origin of clever:
1250–1300; ME cliver, akin to OE clifer claw, clife burdock. See cleavers
cagey, cagy, canny, clever(adj)
showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
"a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
mentally quick and resourceful
"an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker
clever, cunning, ingenious(adj)
showing inventiveness and skill
"a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
skillful and sometimes devious at achieving aims; = shrewd
a clever plan
useful; = ingenious
a clever invention
a very clever girl
Nimble with hands or body; skillful; adept.
Resourceful, sometimes to the point of cunning.
clever like a fox
Smart, intelligent or witty; mentally quick or sharp.
Showing inventiveness or originality; witty.
Possessing magical abilities.
possessing quickness of intellect, skill, dexterity, talent, or adroitness; expert
showing skill or adroitness in the doer or former; as, a clever speech; a clever trick
having fitness, propriety, or suitableness
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'clever' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4393
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'clever' among Written Corpus Frequency: #1796
Word rank popularity for 'clever' among Adjectives Frequency: #507
Translations for clever
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
quick to learn and understand
a clever child.
- espertoPortuguese (BR)
- klog; dygtig; begavet; intelligentDanish
- spretan, okretanCroatian
- pintar, pandaiIndonesian
- skynsamur, greindurIcelandic
- begavet, intelligent, kvikk, flinkNorwegian
- ځيرک ، هوښيار، چالاكهPashto
- inteligent, isteţRomanian
- begåvad, intelligentSwedish
- zeki, akıllıTurkish
- 聰明的Chinese (Trad.)
- розумний, здібнийUkrainian
- ہشیار، تیز فہم ، ذہینUrdu
- thông minhVietnamese
- 聪明的Chinese (Simp.)
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